2010 Classified Staff
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Award for Excellence
Donna Van Straten
Dean’s Assistant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
As the dean’s assistant in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Donna Van Straten’s work encompasses a supporting role on budgets — including monitoring trends and providing updates — personnel issues and other administrative activities. Those who nominated her describe her as “the very epitome of professionalism and efficiency,” known for her “punctuality, organization, efficiency and responsibility.” Colleagues have come to rely on her good judgment and sustained level of high performance.
Respect for Van Straten’s work was reflected by her designation as the campus classified staff representative to serve on the search for a new University Provost in 2009, providing the unique insights of working for an academic dean. She began her current position at UW-Green Bay in 2004 after serving previously in higher education positions at UW-Manitowoc, UW-Fox Valley and Fox Valley Technical College.